F-22 Raptor swallows pilot

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  1. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Surely he could just slam the big red EJECT button... He might have a bit of a headache for a few hours though. :(
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I see a South Park episode being written as we speak....
     
  3. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!! That is incredible. :D

    The $180,000 dollar repair job wont hurt the budget too much though, considering the plane cost $134 mil. :eek:
     
  4. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    hehe, nice. I bet your right. Some sort of mention will be made. :p
     
  5. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    All those millions of dollars and the damn window won't roll down ;) Figures :p
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^That's because that part of the design was done courtesy of Volkswagen. It shares the same opening mechanism as the crappy power windows feature in 1998-2003 Jettas.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    This was an early prototype of the F-23 Venus Fly Trap.
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Meh, people love to take a crack at defense spending, but if we ever need that aircraft nobody will be laughing anymore. Nothing else comes close to it in capability.

    When I saw the title I thought a ground crewman had been ingested into the intake...that happens every now and then, mostly on carriers though.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Forget the headache,
    doing that would have turned him into human goo. :eek: ;)
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    True, that is one awesome aircraft. :)

    Sounds.....painful. :eek:
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Looks more to me like a laughing pelican. ;)

    Military jets are cool. Using them? Not so cool. But the planes themselves are just stunning bits of work.
     
  14. blitzkrieg79 macrumors 6502

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    Meh, I think Russians make better war airplanes than Americans do, and worst yet, they sell them to China and other countries that are not too US friendly.

    However, pilot training is another thing...
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    They certainly make more rugged ones. Russian planes are like tanks with wings. ;) Reliable, maintainable, relatively inexpensive.
     
  16. blitzkrieg79 macrumors 6502

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    That is also true. Anyway, even F-22 can't match the manoeuvrability of Su-37 (which was built in 1996, http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/su37/ ) not to mention the up and coming Su-47 (http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/s37/)

    However, as I mentioned earlier, you can have the best airplane in the world, but if you are not a good pilot, nothing will save you. Airplane is just a machine which needs a human control input. Just like in a computer world, you have people with over 3GHZ rigs and all they do is play solitaire or surf the net :p

    EDIT: I think I should correct myself, Russians make better fighter jets as Americans definately seem to have better bombers.
     
  17. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    That picture is a bit misleading. The plane sitting sideways in the picture is the Boeing prototype that was created during the competition between they and Lockheed to build the next generation fighter jet. The one facing forward in the picture is the Lockheed built plane and is the one that will become the F-35.

    The Lockheed one is one sweet looking plane. The Boeing one is painfully ugly.

    Edit: link to better pics http://www.milavia.net/aircraft/f-35/x-35a.htm
     
  18. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    This sounds like a manufacturing defect, so wouldn't it be covered by the warranty?
     
  19. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    These planes are extremely complex. Of all the things that can go possibly go wrong, this isn't that bad. I'd rather be stuck because the hatch wouldn't open, than dead because an engine went out or something. I've been on a search and rescue mission for a F-18 that went down at an air show (actually, it was more of a search and clean up) and down planes can be a horrific sight. I'm just thankful this was not a more serious disaster.
     
  20. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I believe they tried to save a few bucks and didn't purchase RaptorCare.
     
  21. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    That made my day. :)

    Seriously though...
    The russians can make stronger, more maneuverable aircraft, but who cares if one raptor can engage and destroy a whole squadron of SU-37's before they even knew they were in hostile territory?

    During testing a Raptor engaged and "killed" a squadron of Top Gun pilots in, I believe, F-18's. At debriefing the pilots said they never saw (visually or on radar) the offending F-22. One by one they just magically were blown out of the sky.
     
  22. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    as the recipient of six replaced window regulators in my 2000 Jetta...

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    If you follow the link on the Register to the original site at FlightGlobal, and then click on the blog there's a piece from some guy about how WW2 Hurricanes and Spitfires were better designs because you could open the cockpit before combat. Hmmm Mach 2 - let's open the window :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  24. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    That's one expensive window considering it looks like they only cut the glass.
     

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